Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Impact Hackathon, the WORLD'S BIGGEST HACKATHON – an official Guinness World Records attempt this October 30-31, 2019
Quezon City, Philippines – The world’s biggest hackathon, “Impact Hackathon”, is set to take place at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines, along with more hackathon coding-teams from over 15 nationwide locations simultaneously participating in this 24-hour on-the-spot coding marathon.
With a mindset to be part of Guinness World Records history, Impact Hub Manila is interfacing with programmers, developers, and innovators towards creating sustainable solutions for specific problem statements proposed by the Hub’s multi-stakeholder partners.
The current Guinness World Records (GWR) record-holder is the Hajj Hackathon, a coding event in Saudi Arabia with 2,950 participants. Impact Hackathon is an official attempt by Impact Hub Manila and its partners to break the said record by official GWR standards by activating more than 10,000 participants with 3,500 of them coding from a single venue in Quezon City – at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Future-proofing today, envisioning 2050
The Impact Hackathon teams will create technology-based solutions anchored to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals targeting global issues in Climate Change, Education, Agriculture, Smart Cities, and Health. These themes are specifically highlighted because of their global relevance and the ability of the hackathon participants from this part of the world to offer their own insight to efficiently address these issues.
Described as one of the world’s most ambitious technology events this 2019, the Impact Hackathon also encourages its participants to think bigger and farther out into the future and use technology as a platform for scaling the impact. The main event organizer, Impact Hub Manila, has set the year 2050 as the horizon and viable target for these larger-scale solutions foreseen to roll-out from the hackathon event. 10,000+ Participants, 2,000 teams, and 800 mentors
Everyone’s going to be there!
Besides more than 10,000 hackathon participants, Impact Hackathon brings together the biggest network of personalities representing brands from the technology, startup, and entrepreneurship sectors in the region. The Philippine Government, together with its local government units, and with various international government organizations, will proactively participate to ensure that Impact Hackathon will be a great global moment for incubating solutions and implementing large-scale delivery of these solutions.
As one of the longest-running start-up incubators in the region, Impact Hub Manila is in cooperation and partnership with the following representatives of the government, private, start-up, and corporate sectors, namely: the Asian Development Bank, Dentsu Aegis Network, KMC, GIZ, SparkUP Business World, Forest Foundation, WWF, KumuMedia Technologies, Smart, PLDT, the Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Information and Communications Technology, the Department of Trade and Industry, the League of Cities of the Philippines, Microsoft, Team Bam Aquino, UnionBank, and Gawad Kalinga.
The Impact Hub Manila with some of their partners for Impact Hackathon: KMC, GIZ, Department of Trade and Industry (HQ, EMB, and NCRO), SparkUp BusinessWorld, Forest Foundation, WWF Philippines, Gawad Kalinga, Department of Tourism, Team Bam Aquino, PLDT, UnionBank, Kumu Inc, Smart, and the Department of Energy.
The Philippines as a mega solutions-incubator for the world
“There are so many problems in the Philippines and in the region and where there are problems, there’s opportunity for entrepreneurship to rise. It opens the door for people to think, do, and be better,” says Impact Hub Manila Founder and CEO Ces Rondario. She adds that “this is a time for better thinking and solutions-finding, and the region and the Philippines can lead in this. This is our chance to define our future and the world in 2050. This is our time.”
Impact Hub and Ces Rondario
Impact Hackathon is the second of four installments of the larger Impact2050™ Program, an integrated and innovative multi-year entrepreneurial program that aims to catalyze the impact entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Asia-Pacific. The entire four-phase program–the Elevate National Startup Roadshow, Impact Hackathon, 2050fest, and Incubate 2020–was developed following the natural progression of a successful startup: education, ideation, discovery and networking, and incubation.
The four phases of the Impact2050 Program:
the Elevate National Startup Roadshow, Impact Hackathon, 2050fest, and Incubate 2020 (not in the image as it is a for 2020 onwards)
Impact Hub (Global Community – www.impacthub.net) is the world’s largest network of impact entrepreneurs with more than 17,000 members from more than 100 hubs located in more than 50 countries around the world. Impact Hub’s Global Community headquarters is in Vienna, Austria.
Impact Hub Manila CEO and Founder, Ces Rondario is also the lead of Impact Hub Asia, with hubs in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Taiwan.
Impact Hub Asia Pacific Lead and Impact Hub Manila Founder and CEO, Ces Rondario
Highlighting the value of being part of a global community of entrepreneurs, Ces Rondario says: “I have always believed that access to opportunity is the key differentiator between those who make it and those who don't. That's why bringing in the global network of Impact Hub is so important, in that it's a platform for Filipino entrepreneurs to aspire for, helping them scale globally.”
Registration and more information
To be part of the world’s largest impact event for 2019, register at www.impact2050.com/tickets.
Please visit www.impact2050.com/hackathon for more information about Impact Hackathon.
Or send an email to Camille Lim firstname.lastname@example.org.
Impact Hub Global Community
Impact Hub Manila
Tickets and registration
The digital version of this press release and the images in it can be downloaded from: www.impact2050.com/pressOCT8